Department: university digest

Welcome, Class of 2021

Welcome, Class of 2021

Here’s a look at the incoming class by the numbers

Nearly 90 percent of incoming first-years were in the top tenth of their graduating high school class. Check out the class by the numbers.

Fall 2017

UVA to Award Warmbier Posthumous Degree

UVA to Award Warmbier Posthumous Degree

UVA student Otto Warmbier (Com ’17), who died after spending 17 months in North Korean captivity, will receive a bachelor of arts degree in economics.

Fall 2017

Party of the Centuries

Party of the Centuries

Bicentennial launch to draw thousands

October’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration figures to be one heck of a party.

Fall 2017

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

Training the next generation to think outside of their disciplines is a goal of the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute and the Environmental Resilience Institute.

Fall 2017

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Fall 2017

BOV Changes

BOV Changes

New rector Rusty Conner (Col ’78, Law ’81) is one of several people in a new role on the University’s Board of Visitors.

Fall 2017

When Hate Came to Town

When Hate Came to Town

University community comes together after supremacists march on Rotunda, wreak havoc downtown

Officials, alumni condemn violence in the name of hate on Grounds and in town.

Fall 2017

News Briefs

News Briefs

Summer 2017

Virginia’s Curry School of Education climbs in the rankings; a new student center opens on the Corner; and a Grammy Award-winning producer visits Grounds.

Summer 2017

Jefferson Medalists Speak

Jefferson Medalists Speak

This year’s Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalists include a former U.S. Attorney General and a world-renowned entrepreneur.

Summer 2017

News Briefs

News Briefs

Spring 2017

Julian Bond and Marcus Martin honored with named professorships; Tom Walls named director of the Sorensen Institute.

Spring 2017

Student Awards Roundup

Student Awards Roundup

Two Rhodes scholars, three Marshall scholars and three recipients of the 2017 Hannah Graham Memorial Award share their exciting study abroad plans.

Spring 2017

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

The $112 million partnership with Inova health systems will introduce a medical school campus in Fairfax County that features a state-of-the-art human genomics program.

Spring 2017

Cutting Carbon

Cutting Carbon

A partnership with Dominion Virginia Power will provide electricity to the University from a new solar farm in King William County, cutting UVA’s carbon footprint by 11 percent.

Spring 2017

London Calling

London Calling

The pilot program will take 20 first-year students to Regent’s University London for their first semester, giving them a unique global experience before they move to Grounds.

Spring 2017

Sullivan Stepping Down

Sullivan Stepping Down

UVA’s first female president is ready to pass the torch and return to teaching. The search committee hopes to find her successor by August 2018.

Spring 2017

UVA in the Rankings

UVA in the Rankings

How the University of Virginia stacked up in annual rankings of top colleges and universities

See where UVA ranks among the top colleges and universities in the country, according to US News & World Report, Business Insider, Princeton Review and The Economist.

Winter 2016

Spirit of ’76 Back on Grounds

Spirit of ’76 Back on Grounds

In September, Virginia paid homage to the 1976 basketball team as part of an All-Sports Reunion weekend, drawing more than 500 alumni athletes.

Winter 2016

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Highlights

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.